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  • Leonard Slatkin Receives Award for Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

    March 20, 2017

    The Consulate General of the United States of America in Milan, Italy, presented Leonard Slatkin with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy on March 19.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Six: A Few Exercises

    March 15, 2017

    In the sixth monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin demonstrates practical exercises designed to help students develop independence in their right and left hands.

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  • Orchestre National de Lyon Triumphs in the States

    March 6, 2017

    The Orchestre National de Lyon’s six-concert, six-city tour of the United States was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. From Carnegie Hall to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the orchestra lived up to its reputation as “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian).

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Five: Putting the Two Hands Together

    February 15, 2017

    Leonard Slatkin has released the fifth installment in his Conducting School. This month’s video combines techniques demonstrated in previous lessons to show how the conductor uses both hands to communicate tempo and dynamics to the orchestra simultaneously.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Brings the Orchestre National de Lyon to America

    February 8, 2017

    Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian), tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

    January 29, 2017

    Subscriptions are now on sale for the DSO’s 2017-18 season, a celebration of Leonard Slatkin’s 10th anniversary as music director. The classical series features eight world premieres, a French festival highlighting the music of Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and more, and Puccini’s Turandot in concert.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Introduces Mozart Festival Mascot, “Wolfie”

    January 18, 2017

    This year’s mascot, “Wolfie,” shows up too early for the DSO’s Mozart Festival, so he makes the most of his time by shredding the piano in Orchestra Hall and taking requests from some old festival friends.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Four: What to Do with the Left Hand

    January 15, 2017

    Building on previous lessons about the basic beat patterns in 2, 3, and 4, this month’s installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School is all about the left hand.

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  • DSO Presents Three-Week Mozart Festival

    January 9, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fourth annual Winter Music Festival will be a three-week celebration of Mozart’s masterpieces and influence. The festival kicks off on Thursday, January 19, and concludes on Sunday, February 5. Mozart Festival is anchored by DSO performances of six different programs conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.

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  • Violinist Cho-Liang Lin Joins Slatkin for the DSO Neighborhood Series

    January 7, 2017

    Music Director Leonard Slatkin and violinist Cho-Liang Lin will present a program of Brahms, Lalo Schifrin, Smetana, and Mendelssohn as part of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series, bringing world-class orchestral music to venues across Metro Detroit.

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